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The Day We Met [Kindle Edition]

Dusti Bowling

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Product Description

Product Description

Sixteen-year-old Lenna James goes to church, attends youth group, and hangs out with the "church geeks" at school. At least, she did. Enticed by a chance with the boy she's had a crush on for years, Lenna abandons her values and her lifelong friends to hang out with the popular crowd. What she gets in return couldn't be further from her expectations.
Feeling used and alone and facing an unexpected pregnancy, Lenna struggles to regain control of her life, her parents' trust, and the love of her best friend, Will. But when her pregnancy takes an unexpected turn, taking away what little control she thought she had, she must find the strength to make the most heart-wrenching decision of all.
A beautiful story of love, faith, and forgiveness, The Day We Met will make you laugh, make you cry, and touch your heart forever.

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 307 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615647790
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ketina Publishing House (Nov. 7 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069HMPKQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a Wonderful book Jan. 27 2012
By Loren M. Mcghee - Published on
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As an Independent Book Reviewer, I find it a huge honor and privilege to read so many amazing books, as well as work with some awesome publishing companies. I receive numerous emails weekly offering me opportunities to read and review a vast array of genres, authors, and story lines. Some come from authors I have never worked with in the past, or maybe not heard of before. Honestly, I tend to stick with those I know and have worked with closely; however, there are times when I've stepped out of my comfort zone and found that book that speaks to me in a way I didn't expect. Dusti Bowling, the author of "The Day We Met," certainly falls in this category. Here's why:

"The Day We Met" is a beautiful story of unconditional love, friendships, and powerful life lessons for young and old alike.

Lenna is a typical 16 year old. She has a great family, and a close group of friends. She and her friends are most definitely not in the "Popular" category, but rather, the "church geeks." Lenna attends church with her Mom and Dad and is involved in their youth group. As with many teens, Lenna goes to church because it is what her family does. She hasn't experienced what it means to have her "Own" relationship or walk with God.

Lenna has had a crush on a certain young man, Aidan, for what seems like, forever. Aidan is very good-looking and just happens to be the most popular guy in school, and sadly, has no idea who Lenna is. One day, Lenna is asked by one of the "popular" girls to attend one of "their" parties. Lenna is certain that Aidan will be there and in all of her thoughts, hopes, and even nervousness, preparing for this party, she never could've believed she would find herself in a bedroom, alone with the boy of her dreams, patting a place on the bed where he sat, and hearing the words, "come and sit down."

Lenna experiences all of her "firsts" with Aidan. She quickly learns, however, Aidan could care less what happened behind those closed bedroom doors. He returns to his life, his friends, and not acknowledging Lenna in anyway whatsoever. That is, until, he is given the news that she is pregnant with his child.

"The Day We Met" will take you on an emotional journey, sharing the thoughts, hurts, and fears experienced by Lenna, her parents, and those whom she calls "friend." Lenna is such a brave and courageous young woman who learns at such a young age, the lessons of how our choices can change our life in just a matter of moments. It is what we do with those lessons that make us who we are. Learning what it means to come to a place where we can either choose to walk with Christ and allow Him to bring goodness to what seems an impossible situation. I was moved to tears many times and truly appreciated the support system that the author gave Lenna in this story. Seeing the vulnerable side of her parents as they too walk through all the questions and concerns, as well as, lessons of their own, that this situation brings was just beautiful and so moving.

I live in a town that has a very high teen pregnancy rate. Sadly, I have seen too many times the devastation that comes to those who are like Aidan and his family when they deny responsibility. On the other hand, I have also seen the blessings that come to those who come face to face with the truth of their actions and choices. When we cling to Christ we can face any storm, any situation, no matter how difficult they may seem.

I would highly recommend this book to Boys and Girls alike ages 13/14 & up, Youth Pastors, and to Jr. High and Highschool teachers. They could not only read this book but might even be able to share it with someone who could truly benefit from reading Lenna's story.

Thank you Dusti Bowling for allowing me the privilege of reading and reviewing your book! "The Day We Met" is a definite 5 ' ' ' ' ''s!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story of hope and love... July 25 2012
By Becca - Published on
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This is an amazing story of hope and love. I read this book in about three hours and through the beginning I thought that this was going to be a generic girl falls for popular boy gets pregnant hates herself for a while and then goes on to have a perfect life with her pefect baby but I was so wrong. The main character is the typical teenager girl wanting to be loved and to fit in and by the end of the book through all of her trials she is an incredibly strong woman who loves God with all she has. She makes a tough decision in a no win situation and is rewarded beyond her wildest dreams. I laughed with her got angry at her and cried with her, and I can honestly say that I don't think I could have made the same decision she did. This book is amazing and worth every single page!!! I will probably read it again soon.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming June 10 2013
By Hilton Weaver - Published on
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This book was amazing. I read it in one day. I taught me that God is always in control and he knows what is best. We should never give up on him. Because no matter what we do in this life he will always forgive us. I am proud to call myself a believer of the word of God. I pray that who ever reads this book will take into consideration on how powerful God truly is. I would recommend this book to teenagers. I am also a teenager and I found the book to teach me about mistakes; love; and most important how blessed we are to have a God like we do.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star book March 22 2013
By Amya Miller - Published on
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This amazing book is sad,overwhelming,and really makes you think. There are moments where you can't even imagine being in this teenage girls place. She is so brave and sees.the best in a bad situation. Lenna is Christian and loses her faith in God. Through her pregnancy she regains her faith and realizes God sent her this baby for a reason. Every teenage girl can relate to at least one thing this amazing girl goes through. Examples would be liking a boy,trying to fit in,losing virginity,friendships,depression,and for some girls teen pregnancy. This is an amazing read any teenage girl will love and I'm 13 so I really do think you should give this book a chance.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mother who has lost a child April 11 2014
By Vickie - Published on
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Very moving book. Her feelings when Jeremiah was born is just what I went through when my little one was born. The hope that the doctors were wrong, the feeling every time you heard them breathe.

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